Build Hope in West Africa

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West Africa is an area plagued by a decade+ long civil war, desperate poverty, and widespread disease. But it is also an area filled with some of the most resilient people you will ever meet. The people of West Africa may practice Isalm or Christianity on the surface, but underneath, tribal culture and tribal religions run deep. An entire generation came to age during years of violent civil war leaving them lacking in education and job skills. Understandably, their instinct is to do whatever’s needed simply to survive. The Ebola outbreak running from spring 2014 to the end of 2015 ravaged an already devastated area. But Water of Life knows with God all things are possible, and we are seeing vast improvements in an area thirsty for good news.  Most of our work takes place in Sierra Leone and Liberia, but just like God’s love, tribal villages don’t always follow political boundaries - so we sometimes find ourselves crossing into Guinea to serve villages in need.

Water of Life has partnered with Pastor Alphonso Barry with Africa for Jesus in Sierra Leone and Dennis Aggrey with the Christian Revival Church Association in Liberia to build the trust within unreached villages to share the love of Christ through the gift of clean water. They both will tell you, providing a village with life-giving water is the quickest way to open doors that were previously closed to share the Gospel.

Your donation will go to bring fresh water to thirsty villages in desperate need of it, and support Water of Life's pastor partners to bring the hope that lies in Jesus Christ wherever hope is needed.

Suggested Donations

Gives clean water to an entire village by drilling a new water well $3,500 Donate
Gives clean water to 200 people $1,000 Donate
Gives clean water to 100 people $500 Donate
Provides the fuel needed to drill one water well $250 Donate
Gives clean water to 20 people $100 Donate
Provides pastor training and evangelism resources $50 Donate
Gives clean water to 5 people $25 Donate

Update from 2/14/2018

For God so loved the world... - John 3:16 Thank you for sharing this love around the world through the gift of clean water. Happy Valentine's Day!

Update from 2/6/2018

The Rokai village was well known for traditional religious practices including poro and bondo societies. The drilling of a new water well by the Water of Life team has brought new hope and joy to the people. Some things happened during the drilling process that made the villages believe that the threats religious leaders were making were empty. The Jesus Film was shown on a place declared to be sacred. Very few attended from the village in fear of what would happen if they did. Water gushed from the well on the second day, and The Jesus Film was shown again on the same ground. Many people came to this showing to learn more about this God who gave them water. 18 people gave their lives after seeing the film and are praying for a permanent church to be planted in their village.

Update from 1/24/2018

The people of the York Community used to fetch water from an open, hand dug well close to the swamp. This was the same well where the women would wash their clothing on the weekends. There is a local church in this community, but they have never had the opportunity to watch the Jesus Film. They were amazed to hear Jesus talking in their own language and learn more about Him. Many people, including children and youth, made the decision to begin following Jesus after watching this film. The pastor of the local church was encouraged by the response and is grateful for Water of Life for providing his community with clean water.

Update from 1/17/2018

The students of this Christian School used to collect their water from a creek before this well was drilled. During the dry season, the creek water runs very slow and become very dangerous for drinking purposes. 98% of the student population are Christian and attend worship regularly, but the gift of this well has made God's love real for them. For that, these students want to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Water of Life family.

Update from 1/10/2018

The people of York Community, Sierra Leone make their living from fishing and wood cutting. Even though there is a local church in this community, they have never been privileged to watch the Jesus film every evening to get a better knowledge about the lord Jesus Christ. The children of this community were amazed to hear Jesus talking in their own native language and when the altar call was made a lot of them gave their life to Jesus including some youth and women. The pastor of the local church is encouraged seeing young people watching the Jesus film and learning more about Jesus Christ.

Update from 1/3/2018

The Dauzon Community in Liberia struggled to collect water from an open well that frequently ran dry. Water of Life heard their pleas for help and came to drill a new bore well. During the dedication ceremony for this hand pump, the chairperson of this community said they have learned how to care for this hand pump and will put it to good use. There were shouts of praise and jubilation from the villagers as they shared from Proverbs 3:5 - "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." The chairperson then offered a prayer and extended his thanks for the donors who made this possible.

Update from 12/20/2017

Drilling water wells is not a glamorous thing, but the 800 people living near the Faith Temple Church are very glad we do it! They previously collected water from an open well that regularly ran dry, but now they are singing their praises to God for using Water of Life to solve their water problems.

Update from 12/14/2017

The villagers of Morabi Zone Six had access to an open well given to them by a Muslim agency. However, this well was unprotected from the elements, overcrowded from neighboring villages using it, and closed during prayer times at the mosque. This new well given by Water of Life has brought new joy and hope to this village. The villagers handed over their ropes that they used to collect water from the open well and expressed their deep gratitude to the donors who made this well possible.

Update from 12/6/2017

We love to share updates of the lives that are changed through the gift of clean water and the love of Jesus because your generosity. But sometimes still we need a reminder of where we started. This is an open well that a village was gathering their water from until very recently. This snapshot is one of the reasons why the work we do is so important. Thank you so much for being a part of it.

Update from 11/29/2017

The drilling of the new well in this community by the Water Of Life Team has brought new joy and hope to the people of Gbom-Conteh community. The community leader heard about the team when they were drilling at Wa-wayma village and came to the team leader and explained the plight of their community. He appealed to the leader to assist their community to secure clean water. The leader agreed, and the team came to the village to drill the well. On the second day of the drilling, the team showed the Jesus film at the house of the community leader and three hundred and eighty-nine came to see the film. Sixty-four accepted Christ. There was singing and dancing in the village when they saw water gushing out from the well. The village leader was given the honor to be the first person to drink from the well.

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